Robert Chambers Award Recipients
Winner Robert Chambers Award 2020
Silvia Masiero and Soumyo Das, for their paper 'Where ICT4D Meets Data Justice: A study of COVID-19 Tracking in India'
Silvia Masiero is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Her research operates within the area of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), with a focus on the role of digital platforms in socio-economic development processes. She has conducted extensive work on the computerisation of India’s main food security programme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), and on the adoption of ICTs in core aspects of the Indian public sphere including elections, rural employment guarantees and programmes of social protection. Silvia is Secretary of the International Federation for Information Processing IFIP 9.4 Working Group on Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development, a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and a member of the Editorial Board at Information Technology for Development.
Soumyo Das is a Ph.D. student in Management at Emlyon Business School, France. His research focusses on organizational use of digital technologies in developing countries, and with a particular emphasis on organizational trust and institutional logics. He is also interested on research in Critical Management Studies and ICT4D. Soumyo engages with the virtual world as /soumyoin.
Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2018
Mairéad Smith for her paper ‘The Search for Meaning in Memory in the Aftermath of Genocide: The Construction of Êzîdî Identity’
Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2017
Dr. Ibrahim Natil for his paper: International NGOs: Women’s Engagement in Community Peace-building and Development
Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2016
Dr. Su-Ming Khoo for her paper “Rethinking development partnerships intellectually: cognitive justice matters"
Winner of Robert Chambers Award 2015
Dr. Padraig Carmody for his paper “E-colonisation and the politics of land grabbing in Uganda"